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O-T board accepts superintendent’s resignation

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

By CHRIS EDENS, City Editor

Superintendent Rob Armstrong’s resignation agreement was accepted by the Oologah School Board Monday night.

The board did not renew Armstrong’s three year contract at their March 10 meeting. Board president Don Tice said it was a “voluntary resignation.” Armstrong’s contract ends June 30.

Armstrong was the Executive Director of Secondary Schools at Broken Arrow before coming to Oologah. After he accepted the superintendent’s position, he moved his family to Oologah.

We’ve had a great experience here and I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. We’ve enjoyed our time here and we wish everyone the best,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong’s wife is a teacher at the middle school and his son is a sophomore in the district. He said it’s especially difficult because his wife loves teaching at Oologah and his son enjoys going to school here. Armstrong said he’s looking into other job opportunities.

Over the next few weeks we’ll look at the options and discuss them and go from there,” he said.

Tice said the board is planning a special meeting this week to hear a presentation from the Oklahoma State School Board Association superintendent search committee. He said the board will decide whether to enter into a contract with the organization to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Tice said there is no set time frame to hire a new superintendent. He noted that most current superintendents will still be under contract until June.

We’ll work as quickly as we can to find candidates, conduct interviews and hire the appropriate candidate,” Tice said.

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